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Japan rescuers battle to reach thousands trapped by floods

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Japan rescuers battle to reach thousands trapped by floods

by Charly Triballeau in Kumamura and Quentin Tyberghien in Takayama, Japan TAKAYAMA, Japan (AFP) — Japanese emergency services and troops were scrambling on Thursday to reach thousands of homes cut off by devastating flooding and landslides that have killed dozens and caused widespread damage. Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Thursday more than 3,000 households were isolated, either by rising floodwater or roads destroyed by landslides, mostly in the hardest-hit southwestern region of Kumamoto […]